Scar Revision Treatment With Dr. Kaufman & Dr. Doshi in Manhattan
Feel Confident Again in Your Own Skin
If you have scars scars on your body that are affecting your self-esteem or causing you physical discomfort, scar revision may be a good option for you.
At Discreet Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of scar revision treatments that can help minimize the appearance of scars, improve skin texture and color, and restore your confidence.
What Is Scar Revision?
Scar revision is a surgical procedure performed to reduce the appearance of unsightly scars caused by injury or previous surgery. While scars are permanent by definition, surgery can narrow, fade, or otherwise reduce the appearance of severe or unattractive scarring.
The effectiveness of scar revision depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the injury, your body’s own healing potential, the size and depth of the scar, and the surgical technique employed. Whether on your face or body, our plastic surgeons can optimize results of your scar revision using an individual, targeted, patient-centered approach.
Scare Revision Techniques
The type of scar revision technique used depends on the type and severity of your scar. At Discreet Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kaufman and Dr. Doshi are experts in several different types of scar revision techniques, including:
- Excision: This technique involves removing the scar tissue and suturing the edges of the skin back together. This process can be effective for scars that are raised, indented, or discolored.
- Dermabrasion: This technique involves removing the top layer of skin using a specialized tool. This procedure can be effective for shallow scars or those on the surface of your skin.
- Laser resurfacing: This type of scar revision procedure uses a laser to remove the top layer of skin and stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells. This procedure can be an effective strategy for revising raised or discolored scars.
- Injectable treatments: Injecting fillers or other substances into the scar tissue to improve its appearance is an effective technique for treating indented or sunken scars.
- Skin grafting: This procedure involves taking a piece of healthy skin from another part of the body — known as the donor site — and using it to cover the scar. This technique can be particularly effective for large scars or those that are difficult to treat with other techniques.
How Does A Scar Revision Work at Discreet Plastic Surgery?
Before your scar revision procedure, you’ll meet with either Dr. Kaufman or Dr. Doshi. During this consultation, we’ll evaluate your scar and discuss your goals for treatment. We’ll also review your medical history and any medications you’re taking to ensure that scar revision surgery is safe and appropriate for you.
The scar revision procedure is typically performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the size and location of the scar. During the procedure, Dr. Doshi or Dr. Kaufman will use the appropriate technique to remove or modify the scar tissue before suturing the edges of the skin back together. The procedure typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the complexity of the scar.
After the procedure, you may experience some pain, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. We’ll provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for the treated area and manage any discomfort during the recovery period.
How Long Will Recovery Take?
Your recovery time after scar revision surgery varies depending on the size and location of the scar, as well as the technique used. Typically, most patients can return to work and normal activities within a week or two of the procedure, although strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
Over time, your scar will continue to improve in appearance, and the final results of scar revision surgery can take a few months to fully develop. The exact results will depend on the type and severity of the scar, as well as your skin type and overall health.
Again, scars are naturally permanent, but our board-certified, expert surgeons will use the most advanced techniques and technology — as well as provide the highest quality care possible — to help reduce the appearance of severe or unattractive scarring so you can feel confident again in your own skin.
Is Scar Revision at Discreet Plastic Surgery Right for Me?
At Discreet Plastic Surgery, we’re committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals safely and effectively. We also understand that the decision to undergo scar revision can be a difficult one, which is why we offer a supportive, compassionate environment for our patients.
Dr. Doshi and Dr. Kaufman are dedicated to providing you with the personalized care you deserve and will work with you at every step of your aesthetic journey to deliver the outstanding results you want and need.
Schedule a consultation at our office in Manhattan today to take the first steps to restoring your confidence and living comfortably in your skin.